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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, February 12, 1997

By Paul Gottlieb
The Courier-Herald

Mario Sorci

A 16-story cell-phone tower will rise above Black Diamond on Lawson Hill, right next to an existing AT&T tower that is 10 feet shorter.

The Black Diamond City Council approved a special-use permit for the Sprint Spectrum Personal Communication Services tower on Thursday.

The hearing was continued from Jan. 16 after councilmembers Andy Williamson, Shari Davies, and Mario Sorci raised concerns. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, February 12, 1987

Black Diamond Store (left) and Saloon.

Black Diamond Store (left) and Saloon.

Three ordinances and a large water bill topped a brief Black Diamond city council meeting February 5.

The water bill in question belongs to William Hutchinson, owner of the Black Diamond Saloon. His one-month water usage totaled 7,245 cubic feet, or more than 54,000 gallons of water.

“I just don’t see how I could have used that much water in a month,” Hutchinson said. “I did have a couple urinals that were running, but I backed them off a bit.”

At the meeting, Hutchinson quipped that the city’s new 500,000 gallon water reservoir be built much larger. “I’m gonna use it all up in about 10 months,” he said, laughing. (more…)

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